Despite the obvious similarities, this isn’t another satellite shot showing the Droughtpocalypse engulfing California. Instead, it’s a radar scan of methane-filled lakes on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.
♥ A graphic showing all 8 planets in our solar system, Mercury through to Neptune, to scale where one pixel = km. Scales were worked out with this very useful solar system scale calculator. Find out more about the planets on the Planet Facts page.
The universe is such a big place that it is easy to get baffled by the measurements that astronomers make. The size of UY Scuti, possibly one of the largest stars we have observed to date, is certainly baffling.